Google just announced it would expand Fiber to five more areas, otherwise known as “fiberhoods,” around Kansas City in 2013.
Google charges $70 a month for its Fiber Internet service that offers speeds of 1Gbps downstream. Googler Rachel Hack gave more details on the speedy service today via the Google Fiber blog, and she noted the new fiberhoods include Piper Schools, Delaware Ridge, Painted Hills, Open Door, and Arrowhead:
In 2013, we’re going to hit the ground running, finishing installations in Dub’s Dread, and then quickly moving on to five more fiberhoods. Based on pre-registration results, the next fiberhoods on the list are Piper Schools, Delaware Ridge, Painted Hills, Open Door and Arrowhead.
Those who want Google Fiber in one of the newly announced areas must select their service plan by a specific deadline: Jan. 31, 2013 for Piper Schools, Feb. 14, 2013 for Delaware Ridge, Feb. 28, 2013 for Painted Hills, Feb. 28, 2013 for Open Door, and March 7, 2013 for Arrowhead.
Google further said it extended a few existing fiberhood boundaries, but the Internet Giant has not revealed any plans for bringing Fiber to areas outside of Kansas City.
Check out Google’s Fiber website to see which Kansas City homes are now eligible for Google Fiber.
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